This commercial made me cry, not as a Mets fan who still hates everything to with the big ball yard in the Bronx, but as a baseball fan who still remembers when you could get in to the stadium two hours before the game, talk to the players and get autographs for free. A baseball fan who remembers when you got too close to the plate when Bob Gibson was pitching the next pitch would be a 95 mph+ fastball at your head, when the greatest player ever to put on a glove, Willie Mays would catch anything hit to the outfield with his unique basket style, then fire the ball back home. Mays didn't have an arm--he had a rocket launcher. Those were the days when Hank Aaron still the only man to legitimately hit more home runs than Babe Ruth would launch balls into the stands seemingly with a flick of the wrist.
Those were the times when pitchers threw complete games, batters ran out every ground ball and though the price of a ticket was much lower, the value of going to the ball park was much higher.
That was the game I fell in love with as a child. Jeter is a throw back to that era. If you are that kind of fan, watch the video below it will make you cry.